The Berenstain Bears’ Caring and Sharing Treasury by Jan Berenstain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Berenstain Bears’ Caring And Sharing Treasury is a five-book collection. The hard-cover book is a nice size. The fact five books are compiled into one is a huge space saver. I appreciate the space saving because we live in a small house. Plus having all five books together prevents the need to bring multiple thin and likely paperback books along on a trip in the car, plane, or wherever else when away from home.
The stories you’ll find in this collection are:
Jobs Around Town
Love Their Neighbors
The Biggest Brag
Each of the stories provides and applicable message that a child as young as four can understand. Moral behavior such as being careful with out words, helping others, acting in love, and so forth can be taken away from stories shared. These stories with gentle conversation from a parent, grandparent, or talk after can help children grow in their faith and character.
There are no page numbers or an index in this collection. To find a single story quickly isn’t an option. It would have been nice if there was a page number or a ribbon bookmark included for quick navigational purposes. This doesn’t take away from the context of the stories at all it would have just been a nice feature to have.
I recommend this book. It features the same Bear family characters that I learned to love as a child. I am pleased I can share this book with my three children ages 8, 5, and 6 months old.
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I admit that parenting can be really hard. Some days it’s wonderful and other days I really hate it. There’s so many sources out there and everyone is willing to chime in to give advice that it’s enough to make ones head spin. David Tripp’s book “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” differs from the rest because it gives us advice taken straight from the gospel. Instead of scratching our heads and feeling hopeless we’ll instead be encouraged, inspired, relieved, and hopeful knowing our Father God has a plan.
The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey is a darling offering. The tale is tender and illustrates in picture and writing of the compassion and faith often found and focused upon by Christ followers during Easter time. One could just read the story and discuss it or they could also in-cooperate it into their own families traditions to celebrate each and every year.
Girl in the Song: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Lost Her Way–and the Miracle That Led Her Home by Chrissy Cymbala Toledo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Girl in the Song: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Lost Her Way–and the Miracle That Led Her Home is an engaging true story. The main lead in this book has it all yet she stumbles and falls away from God, her friends, and her family leading a life a of lies and deception at every turn.
Chrissy struggles with who she is never feeling good enough or perfect and obsesses over finding that through a relationship with a guy that is quite destructive to her life. She finds herself lost and lonely for many years struggling with finding a love that can only come from God.
Though not all us may walk the same path as Chrissy, I feel there’s something we all can take away from her story in one way or another. It’s been an amazing read from start to finish to see how through it all how she was delivered by the redemptive love of our Lord and Saviour! To realize that we are never far away enough to not be forgiven gives one such hope and peace for living a life worthy of who we were created to be.
A Blessing On The Way: Counting Each Day While You’re Expecting by Sue Christian
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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by Lane Fredrickson is a tale about a little girl that is not afraid of monsters! In this story, we see the measures that brave Winifred Schnitzel goes through to keep monsters at bay so she can get some sleep. Her attempts are many and vary from string monster snares and using smelly Limburger cheese. Yuck! She was loosing sleep and it was not a nice thing. She needed her rest because rest is best!
Children ages 4-8 years old that are a afraid of monsters at bedtime are sure to enjoy this book. My children were interested in seeing how she would solve her dilemma! Parents don’t have to worry about scary, creepy, or spooky looking monster illustrations in this story. The pictures are colorful and entertaining. The story is written in a fun rhyming way which make for a smooth read that’s perfect for story telling and keeping readers and listeners captivated!